I am not unhappy to say goodbye to 2016. I'll just leave it at that rather than detail all the negativeness that has been bantered about by so many. Rather, I'll leave 2016 with a reminder to myself of the positive things that have been in my life. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and wonderful friends. We enjoyed time with our children. We've enjoyed our old friends and made new ones. Our 2016 calendar is filled with memories of good friends, enjoyment of the arts, strolling beautiful gardens and much, much more.
The tree is still up. We'll soon remove the decorations from the tree and reminesce as to where they came from and when (as far as memory serves us).
This was our second Christmas in our new home. We've never looked back. We've never questioned our decision to relocate to a new place and a new city.
I was going to take a photo of our sweet Oliver. However, every time I have the camera in hand, he is napping. So, instead, here is one of our Christmas presents. An original, and one-of-a-kind piece of art from Stefan and Elyssa. I think the artist has captured all three of our dalmatians in one!!
I seem to have a love of cars, especially "woodies", with trees being taken home to decorate.
While Stefan was home, we enjoyed working this lovely wooden puzzle. In full disclosure, he did most of the work. Andrew has requested it be dismantled so that we can work it together. I think that sounds like a plan for a snowy day!
Now, we want to wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy new year!